Socioeconomic Status and Health Disparities

Socioeconomic status influences health and drives diversity in the context of health disparities. Based on readings provided, describe how socioeconomic status affects health care. Can diversity in the health care workforce promote better health care delivery? Focus on at least two examples from the required or optional resources.


250 Word minimum. APA Format.



Textbook: The Matrix Reader, Essay 46, p. 484

Essay 46: “Driving While Black: A Statistician Proves That Prejudice Still Rules the Road” by John Lamberth

Article: Disparities

Read this overview description of disparities summarized by

Article: Socioeconomic Disparities in Health in the United States: What the Patterns Tell Us

Read the research article by Braveman et al.

Textbook: The Matrix Reader, Essay 51 (Optional)

Essay 51: “Media Magic: Making Class Invisible” by Gregory Mantsios

Article: Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Health: Complexities, Ongoing Challenges, and Research Opportunities (Optional)

Read the research article by Williams et al.